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    Big County, Hello, You ever try City-Data? Google...

    Big County, Hello, You ever try City-Data? Google City-Data.com Blairsville, the nearest town to Neels gap. Lots of info on weather conditions, year round. Highs, lows, averages. Good place to see...
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    Hey Dog, I love Ya'! Thermoregulation? When you...

    Hey Dog, I love Ya'! Thermoregulation? When you gonna break out the pie charts? ...
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    Hello Five Tango, How do those Seal Skins work...

    Hello Five Tango, How do those Seal Skins work out for you? I don't like wet feets, either. Kevin
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    Don't worry Dog, total free thinker. I hike above...

    Don't worry Dog, total free thinker. I hike above the treeline, a bit. I would never bring a Togg on the Grand Loop, Colorado Trail or Elbert or Massive. Different deal. But for a few miles on the AT...
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    Yes, Nathan, I'm talking jacket and pants,...

    Yes, Nathan, I'm talking jacket and pants, together, when I mention wgt. You say your's held up well. I hear that a lot and I hear stories of different brands failing, rather quickly. But, I am...
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    Hey, Dogwood, What rain gear do you use, for the...

    Hey, Dogwood, What rain gear do you use, for the AT? Kevin
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    Yes, I hear you guys, loud and clear. Reckon I'm...

    Yes, I hear you guys, loud and clear. Reckon I'm gonna find out. One of my worries is putting on my pack over that expensive rain gear. Wouldn't ya' think that would wear the rain jacket out pretty...
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    Hello, again. So, I've been getting ready for a...

    Hello, again. So, I've been getting ready for a hike in April, from Springer to Neel's gap, just to see the NOBO's start. After much thought and packing my pack and weighing stuff and using...
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    Yeah, I found a few things, with the search, ...

    Yeah, I found a few things, with the search, but, not a "I hiked with it and loved/hated it, type article. kevin
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    My Trail Co... Backpacks...

    Hello All, Just wondering if anyone been using the My Trail Co, backpacks. Price seems right. Anyone know anything about this company? Thanks, Kevin
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    Excuse me MW, but that is bull dinkle. Me and my...

    Excuse me MW, but that is bull dinkle. Me and my bud set our tents up many times, in the shelter, and twice, people came in after dark and we picked up our freestanding TT's and found a nice place...
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    Ok, I'll jump in, hello folks, My buddy used an...

    Ok, I'll jump in, hello folks, My buddy used an umbrella one year, on the AT in NC. Always a lot of rainy days. He liked it. I went and bought a Euroshirm trekking umbrella. Lightwgt, can't remember...
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    Ended up getting this, Foray Jacket from Outdoor...

    Ended up getting this, Foray Jacket from Outdoor Research. Mostly for the boat, 16oz.https://dfp2hfrf3mn0u.cloudfront.net/242/2429261219_232675_png_thumbnail_7.png My hiking bud has had a Foray for 8...
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    Ouch! They are proud of that bad boy, ain't they?...

    Ouch! They are proud of that bad boy, ain't they? Kevin
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    Need new raingear....

    Hello All, My old Mountain Hardwear raingear, 29 oz total, made of Conduit Silk, has pooped the bed. I've noticed that the new gear, about the same price, is considerably lighter. I've been looking...
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    Thanks guys. I read it here, about 5 yrs ago. Now...

    Thanks guys. I read it here, about 5 yrs ago. Now I remember, for camping on Blood Mt. Thanks, appreciate ya'll. Gonna take a friend from Springer to Neel's Gap, in April. Wanna see some of the Thru...
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    Does law require bear canister....

    Hello, All. Do I have to have a bear canister for Springer to Neel's Gap? I heard a few years ago, it was a new law. Thanks for any reply. Kevin
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    Hey! That bag you have is fine. A little heavy. I...

    Hey! That bag you have is fine. A little heavy. I use a WM Megalite. I'm 6'5", 220. It is rated to 32' and weighs 24 oz. I sleep in my underwear in it , in the Smokies in October, late October. No...
  19. Hello! If you hike the trail for long, it will...

    Hello! If you hike the trail for long, it will rain. It has rained on every hike I made with a duration of 7-10 days. The great thing about rain is when it stops! Never slowed me down. I like...
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    Might as well get into this, t's sure to get...

    Might as well get into this, t's sure to get someone going..... Boots. Keen Erickson PCT's-68 ozs! that's 3.25lbs! Tarptent Contrail with ground cloth, 29 ozs, in the bag. I think I'm in the Hermann...
  21. Oh, I see. Must be just north of Hot Springs?...

    Oh, I see. Must be just north of Hot Springs? Thats as far north as I've been. I'll check it out on the map later. You going south or north from there? Kevin
  22. Hey, Gollwoods. You heading south from...

    Hey, Gollwoods. You heading south from Nolichucky? Haven't heard of the Nolichucky, where's that? Kevin
  23. North from Springer Mountain,for 10-12 days, mid October...

    Hey! Looking for hiking buddy for a Northbound hike from Springers Mountain in Georgia and headed north for 10 or 12 days. I've already hiked this before and just want to do it again, see the fall...
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    Yeah, it works well. She named it the Virtual...

    Yeah, it works well. She named it the Virtual Backpack. Now you can see what kind of crap I eat on the trail. kevin
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    Hey, check this out. My wife did this on Excel a...

    Hey, check this out. My wife did this on Excel a few years ago. I use it all the time before a hike. It is not in color or in boxes like on my program but this is a copy of what I see for a 6 day...
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